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Primer on Fitness

I hope you all enjoyed Part 1 of the “Primer Series”. If you have any questions about nutrition, or are looking for scientific evidence behind my assertions, please comment or send me an e-mail. I’d be more than happy to answer any questions.

Okay. So Part 2 of the “Primer Series” deals with fitness, and what approach one should take to the wonderful world of exercise while traveling. My recommendations are easy to implement while on the road, yet still incredibly beneficial for your overall health and physique. As a note, I understand many readers are already walking quite a bit while traveling. These tips are for travelers who want to incorporate an intentional fitness routine into their day.

Suggestion 1: Make Fitness Simple

When you think of fitness in the context of modern society, what picture immediately pops into your head? Probably a gym filled with treadmills, ellipticals, machine-weights and a few free-weights. Buying an over-priced membership at the local YMCA is the common solution to a widespread weight crisis in America.

MEDITATE

On WANDERING BLOOM

If you have ever taken a yoga class, you might have tried meditation. This being said, you were probably confused and maybe didn't exactly know what to do or what the purpose was. Well, let me enlighten you.

Meditation is a form of relaxation as well as a mental discipline. It will help you achieve a deeper state of self-awareness and understanding. Some benefits to meditation include, building self-confidence, increase in productivity, it helps with focus and concentration as well as memory. It provides you with peace of mind, happiness, and cures headaches, helps with anxiety, blood flow and has many more benefits. (For more examples of its benefits, check out: http://www.ineedmotivation.com/blog/2008/05/100-benefits-of-meditation/)

Meditation is like training your mind to become more relaxed, develop compassion, love, patience, generosity and forgiveness.

How to Meditate and Make it a Habit:

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